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Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (male)

Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (male)
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ruby's dragonflies & damselflies: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-30 14:48
Viewed: 2786
Points: 8
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after a female, next comes a male of this species. Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (Perithemis tenera). as i said before, this dragonfly was a North-American dragonfly and shorter in size.

lets know something more about these dragonflies...

Eastern Amberwing dragonfly is 3/4 to 1 inch long with a wingspan of 1 and 3/4 inches. the dragonfly is mainly a yellowish brown color; it has a yellow face with a brown thorax and brownish yellow abdomen. its wings, as said in the name, are amber colored. female amberwings' wings are covered in brown spots, unlike the male, whose are entirely amber.

various insects; insects that would be considered pests to us. mayflies and mosquitoes, for example.

Life cycle:
when laying eggs, the female amberwing touches water and drops about 10 to 20 eggs each time. they live for about a year, and little of that is as an adult. when the dragonflies break out from their eggs, they live as nymphs in the water for as long as they need to grow, which could be a very long time.

Eastern Amberwing dragonflies live and fly near and over water in areas like lakes and ponds.

information courtesy:
PHS Insects

PS: happy to be able to keep the male and female side by side in my gallery :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-30 15:56]

Hi Ruby,a very elegant position and a very good capture despite the distance,i like this original point of view and the excellent details and colors.Nice and interesting specie.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

I like the features of this short and stubby Amberwing male, Ruby. In your capture, you have also got the amber-coloured shadow of its wings on the rock.
That's an interesting presentation.


Not a particularly great shot regarding focus. Very interesting amber shadow (lighting must have been just right. You might have had better focus had you cranked up your F stop to maybe F11 to F14? Quite a lot of noise in background. TFS

Have a nice weekend (photographing I hope!)


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-01 6:48]

Hello Ruby,
Nice photo of this dragonfly taken from a very good POV. Attractive shadow from the wings on the rock.

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